Lowry Park Zoo
1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
Hailed as one of the top family-friendly attractions in the entire city, this acclaimed zoo has been showcasing exotic critters and animals to the folk of Tampa since the 1950s. In the last decades it’s grown and expanded immensely, and now includes exhibitions like the Asian Gardens (expect white tigers, Komodo dragons, sloth bears and more), the Safari Africa enclosure (look out for the African penguins and the meerkats below the pretty boughs of the acacia trees!), and the Primate World, with the likes of black-and-white colobuses, lion tamarins and lemurs swinging about the place. Extra activities include the chance to get up-close-and-personal with endangered tortoises, a number of rides and feeding programs to boot.